ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE/PROFESSOR OF PRACTICE

Employer
USAJobs
Location
Fort McNair, D.C
Posted
Jan 23, 2022
Closes
Jan 31, 2022
Hours
Full Time
Duties

Serves as a member of the faculty supporting the mission and academic programs of ES and NDU through teaching and seminar instruction, curriculum scholarship and research, service to the college and university, and engagement with external stakeholders. Promotes a climate that fosters respect among students, faculty, staff, and administration from a range of diverse backgrounds, ideas, and perspectives. The primary functions are described below:

Teaching and Seminar Instruction
  • Prepares and conducts graduate-level seminar instruction in the interdisciplinary
  • Reviews course structure, theoretical frameworks, and reading materials, participates in faculty preparation sessions, and prepares personal lesson plans for core courses assigned to teach.
  • Applies teaching methods that stimulate student engagement through faculty-facilitated seminar discussion and experiential learning.
  • Facilitates student understanding of the relevance and application of theoretical frameworks and concepts to practical problems affecting national security and resourcing decisions.
  • Mentors students to enhance their seminar performance, optimize their ES experience, and prepare them for future roles in their professional career.

Curriculum Scholarship and Research
  • Participates in the planning, development, upgrade, integration and continuous improvement of the ES program, curriculum, and courses.
  • In addition to the core ES academic program, develops courses and lessons that support seminar instruction in the NDU-wide electives and other NDU programs.
  • As required, assists Industry Study Leads and Course Directors in lesson development, preparing syllabus sheets, lesson plans, and faculty preparation packages.
  • Supports the integration of assigned core courses and industry studies with other portions of the ES curriculum.
  • As applicable, conducts research on topics relevant to the analysis of the national innovation base and (defense) industrial base and their underlying globalized bases.
  • Serves as consultant and adviser to the President, National Defense University, the Commandant, and faculty members, in applying practical experience to current knowledge and research.
Service to ES and NDU
  • Performs recurring roles that directly support delivery of the ES academic program each academic year.
  • Leads or supports multidisciplinary capstone exercises.
  • Mentors, counsels, and advises several students in role of primary faculty advisor, supporting their orientation to the school, providing feedback on their initial writing assignment, serving as their liaison/advocate with school administration, and providing input on their year-end student assessment.
  • Serves as research adviser to individual students and student groups performing research on topics of academic interest relevant to national security decision making, other aspects of national security strategy, and the government-industry nexus.
  • As required, assumes rotational curriculum leadership and administrative roles supporting the ES mission, such as Industry Study Lead or Core Course Director, Director of Research, Deputy Chair or Chair of an academic department.
  • Leads or participates in college or university-wide committees related to such areas as strategic planning, accreditation, admissions, etc.
  • Advises leaders, faculty, and staff colleagues in areas of expertise.
Engagement and Outreach
  • Participates in outreach activities in furtherance of the mission of the ES and NDU. Advises and consults with senior DOD officials involved in the policy-making process.
  • Maintains professional relationships with ES and NDU stakeholders, and robustly develops professional relationships and standing, domestically and internationally, with senior educators, business leaders, industrialists, and public officials in the fields of the ES program to enlist their services in reinforcing the quality of instruction and to stay abreast of new developments in the fields relevant to the ES curriculum. Maintains standing in professional organizations/associations applicable to the ES mission.
Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Pursuant to the Executive Order on Requiring COVID 19 Vaccination for Federal Employees, new DoD civilian employees will be required to be fully vaccinated against COVID 19 prior to entry on duty, subject to such exceptions as required by law.
  • More details regarding vaccine requirements can be found at https://www.saferfederalworkforce.gov/faq/vaccinations/. Selected candidates will receive further information during the job offer process.
  • The individual selected for this position is required to obtain and maintain a Secret?security determination to occupy a Non-Critical Sensitive?position within the agency.
  • Direct Deposit: All federal employees are required to have direct deposit
  • Males born after 12-31-59 must be registered or be exempt from Selective Service (see http://www.ssa.gov/)
  • Must be able and willing to travel both domestically and internationally. Travel is seldom required; typically less than 20 % of the time.


Qualifications

Required Qualifications
  • A master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in a discipline or focus area relevant to the ES academic program, such as business, finance, economics, international relations, supply chain management, technology and innovation, political economy, business strategy, industrial and organizational analysis, or similar disciplines/focus areas.
  • Documented record of outstanding performance as an accomplished defense, government, or private sector practitioner in fields related to national security strategy, strategic resourcing, and policy, such as the national innovation system; commercial/defense industrial base; supply chain management; acquisition, sustainment, logistics; research and development, advanced technology, or similar fields.
  • Significant and relevant professional experience in leadership and decision-making positions that entail setting organizational direction or public policy, such as strategic planning, defining requirements, allocating resources; budgetary and financial management; directing research and development; and/or formulating or effecting national security policies, strategies, or resource allocation decisions.
  • Documented experience managing programs or projects related to developing and acquiring capabilities that support national security and defense; managing sustainment and supply chains; and/or experience analyzing the private sector or its interactions with Government to include preparing analyses and publications/reports of US and global private-sector firm and industry strategies, practices, perspectives, capabilities, and limitations of the government­ private sector interface.
  • Demonstrated aptitude in collaborating across institutional boundaries as illustrated through established and current professional network relationships with industry leaders, policy makers in the executive and legislative branches of government, or policy experts in academic, non-profit, or research institutions, domestically and/or abroad.
  • Desired Qualifications
  • A doctorate or terminal degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in a discipline related to the ES focus on national security and resource strategy.
  • Experience analyzing the U.S. national innovation base and (defense) industrial base and their potential contributions to national security, to include study of firms, markets, industry institutions, and government regulation of industry.
  • Experience with Defense resourcing and industrial mobilization; Defense acquisition, logistics, and supply chain management; industry analysis; economics; strategic leadership.
  • Experience developing or analyzing policies related to U.S., European, Russian, and/or Indo ­Pacific national security resourcing, national innovation bases, and national/defense industrial bases.
  • Knowledge or policy experience related to U.S. Federal debt, principles of international trade and capital flows, drivers of economic growth in emerging market countries (especially China), and the challenges of economic development.
  • Professional certifications in an area that relate to the ES focus on national security and resourcing strategy, such as Level III certification in one or more Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act (DA WIA) career fields or comparable certifications in other government agencies or the private sector; certifications in logistics or supply chain specialties; certification in public budgeting and financial management; certification in public policy analysis and program evaluation; or similar.
  • Experience teaching undergraduate, graduate, or executive courses in areas related to national security and resource strategy and/or experience organizing and leading study groups involving domestic and international site visits (field studies).

  • Criteria for Academic Title

    Professor of Practice (AD-04): Requires an earned master's / degree doctoral degree and at least ten (10) years of public service, professional achievements, specialized certifications, and/or regional, national, or international prominence in defense, government, or the private sector. Must have topical expertise, knowledge, outreach, and contributions that add value to critical elements of the Eisenhower School curriculum.

    Associate Professor of Practice (AD-03): Requires an earned master's degree and at least seven (7) years of public service, professional achievements, specialized certifications, and/or regional, national, or international prominence in defense, government, or the private sector. Must have topical expertise, knowledge, outreach, and contributions that add value to critical elements of the Eisenhower School curriculum.

    Education

    Education Requirement: A Master's degree from a regionally accredited institution of higher education (or international equivalent) in a discipline or focus area relevant to the ES academic program, such as business, finance, economics, international relations, supply chain management, technology and innovation, political economy, business strategy, industrial and organizational analysis, or similar disciplines/focus areas.

    Official transcripts will be required at time of selection to verify educational requirements are met.

    Additional information

    NDU has a comprehensive benefits package that includes retirement, social security, and thrift savings; health, life, and long term care insurance; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays. NDU employees enjoy flexible work schedules, transit subsidy, and the opportunity to telework.

    This is a Title 10 Excepted Service Appointment. Appointment is not to exceed 3 years with the possibility for extension. The position is governed by 10 USC 1595 and NDUI 1416.01 dated March 2017.

    Initial Probationary Period: You will be required to serve an initial probationary period of 18 months.

    Telework: Telework availability will be based upon the mission requirements and supervisory determination

    Reemployed Annuitants: Department of Defense has the authority to hire annuitants without reduction in pay. For more information, go to: https://www.esd.whs.mil/Portals/54/Documents/DD/issuances/140025/1400.25-V300.pdf